Orcs (5): HD(1d8+1), 6HP, Init +0, Spd 30, AC15/14/11 (chain shirt and small round wooden shields), Scimitars +3 (1d8+2, [18-20]x2 crit), Fort +3, Ref +0, Will -1, Str 14, Dex 10, Con 12, Int 8,Wis 8, Cha 10. Feats: Weapon Focus (Scimitar).
GM Note: At this point the characters should decide whether they want to go straight after the orc raiders or go looking for Grayfen leaves to craft an antidote for Garth. Finding the leaves is easy enough using Survival or Perception (DC15, one roll per 30 minutes of searching). However, if they don't find the leaves within an hour and a half Garth will die before they can return, prepareand administer the antidote.The five orcs storming the inn are a subset of the raiding party that attacked the Morgen farm. Smart PCs will try to keep at least on of them alive in order to question him. The following information can be gotten throughintimidation.
Questions Asked...What are you doing here, or why did you attack?
Intimidate DC10: “Mighty Turuk...(cough)... was growing tired of eating animals and... (cough) wanted a tasteof man flesh...(coughing fit)”
Who is Turuk?
Intimidate DC15: “Mighty Turuk is our fearless leader... (cough) he will soon rule this province... (coughing fit)”
Where is Turuk?
Intimidate DC20: “Mighty Turuk rests to the north east... (cough) a few days in the woods (cough)...more man flesh for him... hahahaha...(coughing fit)” Nothing else can be learned from the raiding party.
Once the characters decide to head to the farm read the following:Have the characters make a moderate (DC15) perception or normal (DC10) Survival (track) roll.Anyone who succeeds will see the following:
Copyright: Jonathan Crow (AKA Tralese)
As you reach a rise on the path you notice some smoke rising in the distance. The pathmeanders down cutting through two large wheat fields in full bloom. The fields give way toa large open space nestled against the woods. Smoke billows up from the burnt down farmhouse while a blazing inferno engulfs the wooden barn. The house’s walls are still standing, but the roof collapsed into a burning heap. As you witness this grim scene a slight drizzle starts to fall from the already cloudy sky. You look around for any remains of Garth’s family, but the bodies don’t seem to be anywhere around the house.Searching the surrounding area you discover a gruesome scene in one of the field. Twohumans were slaughtered and all that remains are the heads, hands and feet. From the heads you gather that those must have been Garth's wife and his eldest son. You gag as abloody/putrid smell emanates from what’s left of those two corpses.Some badly covered up tracks seem to lead back east towards the foreboding forest.